A bit of Spring …

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Nature  intrigues our imagination, even affects our emotions  through water, forests,  skies, textures, scents, sounds, colors.

The  most  common but  always  impressive  natural  motif  is  that  of  flowers, used in  numerous ways, from  art  to  home wear  and  from  fashion  to cooking.

floral cakesAfter  all, there  isn’t  a man   who hasn’t  offered  a  flower  to  his  girl or  a  woman  who  will  not  smile  in  the  view  of  a  floral  wedding  cake…

Bearing in mind  that flowers  are always in trend,  our  team  presents  a  range  of  unique floral rings.

Their vivid colors make them look like sugar flowers on a cake which I can’t wait to bite. How about you?

The whole collection has four pieces, as  the  four stages  of  our  lives.              Each one has its specific name, Pure Love, Spring Time, Monet’s garden and Private Moments.

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Do you still remember that day when riding with him on his bike  you cruised along the streets?   Your hands on his waist. The whole world sharing your laughter.……Happiness seemed unending.

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.Delicate and .charming flowers, fill the mountains during the spring, symbolizing the energy of life. Just give me sunshine, I can bloom!!!

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Everyone has  a secret garden within them, where a certain person, an object or a memory is  hidden  away from the rest of the world.   This is the softest but also the most beautiful  place in our hearts.

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Monet, respecting nature’s ingenious creativity, he deliberately never  trimmed his  garden, just left it to grow freely.   Hopefully we can  recreate Monet ‘s garden in our lives,  allowing  growth  to follow  the direction of the heart…

This wonderful  collection  is  made by  ‘The Duck and the Sesame’, a brand who creates one of a kind, handmade jewelry,  with care, memories and recycled material. duck Each item, is made from  a  vintage  china  porcelain  broach which  has been  carefully redesigned into a  unique ring.   Wear it to the afternoon tea party with all your Sisterhood; or wear it to a dinner with your Mr. right.              Just make it bloom between  your fingers …..

Find  them  shortly in our boutique   www.ecoluxelondonboutique.comfloral rings

MORE HAPPY BIDDING!

     Grab yourself a bargain or an incredible one-off piece!

The auction will run from the 5th until the 28th of February 2014 .

             All proceeds will go towards Fine Cell Work.

 If you would like to bid please email us at:  

silentauction@ecoluxelondon.org quoting the lot number on the subject of the email   Please state your name and contact details along with the amount you would like to spend on the item.    Once the bidding is closed then we will contact you if you are succesfull.

                                             Happy Bidding!

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Cork???????? In Ecoluxe London diaries????

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ImageAll the way from Portugal cork will be catwalking for us in London.

During Ecoluxe London sustainable luxury fashion show!

On 17th February, 19.00. Kingsway Hall Covent Garden.

 

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http://www.fashioncorkuk.com/

 

Ecoluxe London diaries: Deploy Demi Couture

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DEPLOY demi-couture is a distinctive British pioneer in sustainable high-end fashion.

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Combining design innovation with inherent thoughtfulness, DEPLOY brings couture tailoring to every woman’s wardrobe.

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Glad to have the on our catwalk on the 17th February!

HAPPY BIDDING !

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Welcome to our silent auction in benefit of Fine Cell Work!

Fine Cell Work  is a social enterprise that trains prisoners in paid, skilled, creative needlework  —  undertaken in the long hours spent in their cells — to foster hope, discipline and self-esteem. This helps them to connect to society and to leave prison with the confidence and financial means to  stop offending.

    We have some incredible items  donated from  brands all over the world,  including special donations from well established fashion houses with unique customisations by Fine Cell Work.

   The auction will run from the 5th until the 28th of February 2014 .

        Grab yourself a bargain or an incredible one-off piece!

             All proceeds will go towards Fine Cell Work.

 If you would like to bid pleaseemail us at:   silentauction@ecoluxelondon.org quoting the lot number on the subject of the email.                                                                                         Please state your name and contact details along with the amount you would like to spend on the item.                                                                   Once the bidding is closed then we will contact you if you are succesfull.

                                          Happy Bidding!

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Ecoluxe London sustainable luxury fashion show: A Grinn fairy tale

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Jan de Villeneuve takes to the Catwalk in Support of Ethical Luxury

during London Fashion Week 

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“I am looking forward  to  being  on  the  Ecoluxe London catwalk  during  London  fashion  week, helping  to  promote   sustainable  luxury  with  an  ethos  as  well  as   the  fabulous  creative  embroidery   of  Fine  Cell  Work” says an enthusiastic Jan de Villeneuve, top model.

For its 8th edition, Ecoluxe London teams up with award-winning prison charity and social enterprise Fine Cell Work for the first ever sustainable luxury fashion show during London Fashion Week, with an online silent auction to raise funds, including donations from Stella McCartney, Margaret Howell and Chloe in support of Fine Cell Work, that will be embellished by its embroiderers to create unique pieces. There will also be a drinks reception.

On 17th February 2014, 19.00 in Kingsway Hall, 66 Great Queen Street, WC2B 5BX Covent Garden.

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Fashion is a new departure for the Fine Cell Work embroiderers who are more familiar with embroidering intricate patterns for cushions and interior accessories to the highest standards. For Autumn/ Winter 2014 Fine Cell Work will be promoting their SWAG bag collection.

“My mother sewed beautifully and she inspired my passion for sewing and embroidery. I always seemed to be making tapestry cushions on film sets which I gave away to friends.

There is great satisfaction in seeing the finished product after the hard work.

 Sometimes I would become so engrossed in it that I was more interested in finishing the cushion than the film!” (Dame Judi Dench, Patron of Fine Cell Work)

This is the first time that Fine Cell Work has collaborated with fashion designers to embellish their pieces with exquisite embroidery.

“It is fantastic that Ecoluxe London are supporting Fine Cell Work. The Ecoluxe London Fashion Show is important for the new opportunities it will bring prisoners for work in the future in the fashion industry. I thoroughly support it.” (Wayne Hemingway, MBE)

We are so excited about the show. We have incredible brands from all over the world this season; we are also hugely proud to be able to showcase the prisoners’ embroidery work. This is a wonderful opportunity to promote an amazing charity (Stamo, co-founder of Ecoluxe London).
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Brands showcasing their work include:

Ala Mairi (heritage based artistry, luxury womenswear, PK, UK)

Ar-Li  (Felt accessories, A women’s coop in Kazakhstan, KZ)

Bailey Tomlin (Exquisite millinery, jewellery, sculptural pieces, UK)

By Stamo  (Luxury with a twist, UK)

CraftworksCambodia  (Jewellery and accessories made of recycled rice bags, bullet shells, etc. NGO based in Cambodia, KH. Attendance sponsored by  ‘By Stamo’)

Elena Garcia (Daring design with traditional techniques for eco luxury, UK)

Fine Cell Work (Social enterprise that trains prisoners in embroidery, UK)

Grace (Beautiful clothes for real women, UK)

Green Embassy (Timeless clothing, traditional techniques GOTS certified, AU)

Joyce Peñas Pilarsky Daring Collections (Womenswear sustainable luxury, PH)

L-L-B (Womenswear, conceptual ecology, FR/NO)

Le Konsphin (Womenwear and accessories, PT/VN)

Marita Huurinainen (Sustainable luxury, womens/mens accessories, FI)

Nadine Mneimneh  (Contemporary womenswear, LB)

Njema Helena (Modern fashion with an African aesthetic, UK/KE)

Sew Last Season (Limited edition up-cycled men’s shirts, UK)

Supported by Rain® (Rainwear made of recycled umbrellas, UK)

Wellicious (Luxurious Eco-Friendly GOTS certified yoga, pilates and loungewear, UK)

…and  more!

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